Lewisham council spends more than £250K on low traffic neighbourhood

Lewisham Council has spent £276,409.67 on its Lewisham and Lee Green low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) to date. 

  

Lewisham Labour select candidate for Catford south by-election

A Catford resident and animal welfare worker has been selected as Lewisham Labour’s candidate for the Catford South by-election next May.  

   

Three men arrested for attempted murder after a shooting in Herne Hill

Three men have been arrested for attempted murder and other suspected crimes after a man was shot in Herne Hill in September.

  

Hammersmith and Fulham council is first in London to use “lateral flow” Covid-19 tests which give results in under half an hour

Hammersmith and Fulham council will initially give the rapid tests to staff in GP surgeries and social care – including those who are asymptomatic – from today.

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Wandsworth council narrowly passes vote to decolonise school curriculum

Wandsworth Council has voted to publish a public strategy around anti-racism in the borough’s schools.

 

Deptford landlord faces two and a half years in jail after illegally housing residents

A landlord faces prison if he cannot find more than £280,000 in three months after housing eight people in a flat which was illegal for even one resident.

Croydon town hall
  

Croydon council sets out cuts to services and job losses in £67 million budget gap

Croydon Council faces a major financial crisis and has set out plans for “living within its means” over the next three years. It will mean cuts to services including libraries, leisure centres and parks.

  

Croydon council expected to remove Brick by Brick directors after property developers left authority at financial risk

A property developer set up by Croydon Council has “seriously underperformed” and put the authority at financial risk, an independent report has ruled. It calls for the company’s only two directors to be removed from post immediately.

  

Rapper 21 Savage pays tribute to brother stabbed to death in Brixton

A United States based rapper has paid tribute to his brother who was stabbed to death in Brixton on Sunday.

  

QPR chief admits Bright Osayi-Samuel could make January transfer exit – if price is right

Mark Warburton says Queens Park Rangers are still in talks with Bright Osayi-Samuel over a new deal, but concedes he could leave in January should someone come in with the right offer.  

  

QPR boss Mark Warburton: We should’ve scored six goals in first half against Rotherham

Mark Warburton believes Queens Park Rangers should have had six goals in the first half as they resisted Rotherham United’s late fightback to hold on to a 3-2 win.

  

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer reveals thinking behind Omar Bogle’s withdrawal during first-half of loss at Burton Albion

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer revealed why he hauled striker Omar Bogle off after only 34 minutes of Tuesday evening’s shock 4-2 defeat to struggling Burton Albion.

  

“Disappointing” – Glyn Hodges gives verdict as AFC Wimbledon lose at Gillingham

Glyn Hodges felt his side’s five-game unbeaten run come to an end in “a disappointing way” after AFC Wimbledon fell to a narrow 2-1 loss at Gillingham.

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Gillingham 2 AFC Wimbledon 1 – Dons’ five-game unbeaten run ends

AFC Wimbledon saw their five-game unbeaten run end following a 2-1 defeat at Gillingham.

  

Giroud powers home last minute header to put Chelsea into knockout stage of Champions League as Blues beat Rennes 2-1

Olivier Giroud scored  a last minute winner to see Chelsea nab all three Champions League points with a 2-1 win to secure group qualification against Rennes tonight.

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored with a first half strike, having been put through with an inch-perfect ball by Mason Mount to set the ball rolling. 

Education

  

Teacher to donate part of sales from his book of shaggy dog tales to NHS

David Selby, who has taught as a deputy head and English teacher in Croydon for more than 30 years at Whitgift and Royal Russell schools respectively, has chosen to donate £1.50 from each copy of Rufus needs a Haircut he sells to NHS Charities Together. 

   

Bexley school pupils, parents and staff collect donations to help struggling families during lockdown

Staff, parents and pupils at a school are pulling together to support families struggling in the pandemic.

Opinions

  

Stay safe, stay at home, and be ready for Christmas

Southwark council’s leader urges residents to stay home to stay safe.

The new national restrictions began on November 5. Cases of Covid-19 are on the increase across the country and Councillor Kieron Williams, leader of a large, inner-city council is reminding residents that this year they need to stay at home.

  

Make sure you get your flu jab this winter

Due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s flu vaccination programme has been expanded to include more at risk groups including parent carers and children and young people with long-term health conditions or a learning disability.

This follows new analysis that shows an increased risk of having coronavirus with flu.

  

IN MY VIEW: Janet Daby, MP for Lewisham East

With close to 10,000 households on Lewisham’s housing waiting list, our borough has been at the sharp end of the UK’s housing crisis.

Many constituents have been waiting years to secure new housing.

At the same time, I am conscious that this is a political crisis, driven by drastic cuts to local authorities.

  

Santa will still be sending out letters, get yours now

It’s been a difficult year for Santa and the elves.

Social distancing in the workshop has meant production has been tricky at times but they are still on target to have everything ready for Christmas Eve. Amazingly, Santa has still found time to team up with us at the NSPCC, to send personalised letters all the way from Lapland.

Food & Drink

  

The Lucky Club

Three weeks ago, I did something I once took for granted, and recently feared I’d never get the chance to do again. I went for dinner and to see a show.

   

“The business plan didn’t mention a pandemic” – the Herne Hill restaurant adapting to life in Lockdown 2

New restrictions closing restaurants to dine-in customers will curtail their income, according to Claudia McKenzie, manager and owner of Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen in Herne Hill.

  

You can rely on a Bill’s no matter where you are

Criticising chain restaurants is a popular sport and one which I confess to playing on occasion.

The fact of the matter is that chains exist because people love them. They’re a known quantity, safe pair of hands – call it what you like, they’re here to stay.

Entertainment

  

London Band No Coward soul releases second album The Boondox

An Americana-inspired five-piece band, No Coward Soul, have released their second album called The Boondox.

  

SouthWestFest crowdfunds for festival 2021

South Westminster’s award winning cultural community festival SouthWestFest has launched a crowdfund campaign to help fund a re-imagined safe and socially distanced festival for 2021.

   

The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

While many live pantomimes may not be able to go ahead this Christmas, one production will bring the magic of panto into your living room with The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington.

  

Make a Film in a Weekend

A beginner’s film-making weekend is looking for participants to sow new seeds of grassroots cinema as the industry takes a hit from COVID, writes Charlie Parry.

Theatre

  

The Royal College of Art mentors Wandsworth artists

The Royal College of Art has teamed up with a town hall to offer mentoring support to three emerging artists and makers in Wandsworth aged 16 to 25.

  

Stuff the ‘new normal’ – we want proper normal back, and it can’t come too soon

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

  

Lockdown can’t stop Greenwich Theatre putting on a performance

We may be back in lockdown but at Greenwich Theatre we remain determined to present some of the most exciting new work around, so the Government’s confirmation that we can work in the building on rehearsal and streamed performances was certainly a welcome one.

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The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

While many live pantomimes may not be able to go ahead this Christmas, one production will bring the magic of panto into your living room with The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington.

   

Covid inspired photographs lands South London snapper exhibition at Omnibus Theatre

A Clapham photographer’s Covid-inspired snaps of people sitting on a Clapham Common bench have bagged him a three-month slot for his latest exhibition – Covid Tales From Tom’s Bench.

   

New exhibition opened by the Migration Museum

Migration Museum A new immersive exhibition by the Migration Museum has opened, exploring 400 years of emigration from Britain, from the Mayflower to the present day. Departures is an exhibition that explores Britain’s past through personal narratives, contemporary art and a range of media.

  

Aylesbury portraits to be live-streamed in art collaboration

An intimate portrait of the residents of an estate embroiled in a controversial redevelopment will be live-streamed to highlight stereotypes of urban decay. The Aylesbury Estate in Peckham was earmarked for demolition and redevelopment in 2005 but has been met with fierce opposition by the residents since then.

Best of South London

  

Stuff the ‘new normal’ – we want proper normal back, and it can’t come too soon

As well as testing the very outer limits of the NHS, bringing the country to a standstill and perhaps unexpectedly leading to an explosion in the domestic production of banana bread, the pandemic has also brought changes to our vocabulary.

  

Remember with St Christopher’s this Christmas

The local charity will be offering an opportunity for people to come together virtually as they hold their first ever online version of the annual Remembering with St Christopher’s event.

  

Nine predictions for the future of travel

With few facets of our lives and world unchanged by the unparalleled impact of the coronavirus pandemic, travel too will be forever re-shaped by this extraordinary moment in time.

Pets

   

Cat abandoned in Battersea Park – with note saying owner had lost their job and could no longer afford to care for him

Struggling pet owners facing an uncertain financial future are being asked to think rescue first, after a Maine Coon cat was abandoned in a park with a note saying his owner had lost their job during lockdown and could no longer afford to care for him.

  

Pet owners urged to protect animals during firework season

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and livestock keepers who are worried about their animals’ welfare to take steps now to avoid possible injury and distress during traditional fireworks dates such as Bonfire Night, Halloween, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

   

Police find dozens of stolen dogs at site in Bromley

Police are urging dog owners to ensure their pets are microchipped following the recent recovery of missing dogs. In the early hours of last Wednesday officers from the Met’s South Area BCU recovered 24 dogs from a site in Orpington following an early morning warrant. An additional 25 dogs have since been seized from the site during ongoing searches.

South London Memories

  

Radical Times in Journalism

Before powerful tools like the internet and social media, the drum beat around race activism in Britain, as well as globally, was generated mostly by radical print media, writes Will Brook.

  

South London Memories: Anarchist’s left hand blown off

When Joseph Conrad, below, wrote The Secret Agent, he recalled a South London incident which was the inspiration for its main character.

  

Lighting the way for generations

Five generations of a family have worked to keep the lights on across London for almost 100 years, and there’s a possibility of a sixth generation continuing the tradition in the electricity industry.

  

Mum chopped off both of son’s legs

The trial of Ada Williams became a sensation in 1913 when, in response to the taunts of her husband, she killed her own son, born before she married him. JAN BONDESON writes that as Suffragettes campaigned for the vote and a world war loomed, opinion was divided on whether she was villain or victim. And despite the death sentence being handed down, she managed to cheat the hangman.

Millwall

  

Millwall boss Gary Rowett: I have to be ultra-critical after high standards the team has set

Gary Rowett has broken down the goal that Millwall conceded in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City – and admits the high defensive standards set mean he is “ultra-critical” of his side.

  

Millwall handed injury boost – scan results back for Mason Bennett and Connor Mahoney

Millwall have been handed a boost – with the injuries to Mason Bennett and Connor Mahoney not as bad as initially feared.

  

Millwall boss makes admission over on-loan Tottenham striker Troy Parrott

Troy Parrott was back in Millwall’s matchday squad on Saturday – with boss Gary Rowett revealing he toyed with how much game time to give the on-loan Tottenham striker.

  

Millwall injury update – Mahoney and Bennett set to undergo scans with Romeo return timescale not clear yet

Millwall duo Connor Mahoney and Mason Bennett are both set for scans this week on quad injuries – with Mahlon Romeo also struggling with a foot problem.

Charlton Athletic

  

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer reveals thinking behind Omar Bogle’s withdrawal during first-half of loss at Burton Albion

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer revealed why he hauled striker Omar Bogle off after only 34 minutes of Tuesday evening’s shock 4-2 defeat to struggling Burton Albion.

  

“He causes havoc” – Charlton manager Lee Bowyer on supersub Chuks Aneke

Lee Bowyer has praised the impact of Chuks Aneke as an impact substitute – with all the Charlton striker’s goals this season coming after he is introduced into the action.

Crystal Palace

  

Wilfried Zaha tested positive for Covid-19 ‘closer to the start of last week’, reveals Roy Hodgson – as Crystal Palace forward faces race to play against Newcastle on Friday

Roy Hodgson has revealed that Wilfried Zaha’s positive Covid-19 test came “closer to the start of last week” – with the forward facing a race to be able to return for the Eagles’ next Premier League game against Newcastle United.

AFC Wimbledon

  

“Disappointing” – Glyn Hodges gives verdict as AFC Wimbledon lose at Gillingham

Glyn Hodges felt his side’s five-game unbeaten run come to an end in “a disappointing way” after AFC Wimbledon fell to a narrow 2-1 loss at Gillingham.

  

Gillingham 2 AFC Wimbledon 1 – Dons’ five-game unbeaten run ends

AFC Wimbledon saw their five-game unbeaten run end following a 2-1 defeat at Gillingham.

  

Sub increase can be a real help as AFC Wimbledon have strongest squad depth ever

AFC Wimbledon returned to League One action after an enforced 18-day lay-off due to an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst their ranks, with a fine win at Rochdale on Saturday.

  

Rochdale 0 AFC Wimbledon 1 – Ethan Chislett strikes late to seal victory for South Londoners

AFC Wimbledon took full advantage of the additional replacements now allowed in the EFL as their first ever fourth substitute Ethan Chislett bagged a 92nd-minute winner at The Crown Oils Arena.

Chelsea

  

Giroud powers home last minute header to put Chelsea into knockout stage of Champions League as Blues beat Rennes 2-1

Olivier Giroud scored  a last minute winner to see Chelsea nab all three Champions League points with a 2-1 win to secure group qualification against Rennes tonight.

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored with a first half strike, having been put through with an inch-perfect ball by Mason Mount to set the ball rolling. 

  

Chelsea goal hero Abraham after 2-0 at Newcastle: We are top of the league, that’s where we want to be

Tammy Abraham put in a man of the match performance as the Blues went top of the Premier League for the first time since September 2018 as the striker notched up the second goal in a 2-0 win away win at Newcastle United.

  

Callum Hudson-Odoi looks to seize his big moment as Chelsea youngster talks about “roller coaster” 18 months

Callum Hudson-Odoi is hoping to take advantage of the possible absence of Kai Havertz, who tested positive for Covid-19, and injured Christian Pulisic to show he is worth a starting place at Chelsea.

Dulwich Hamlet

  

Non-league round-up: Dulwich Hamlet grounded by Concord as Bromley gear up for Yeovil in FA Cup

Dulwich Hamlet endured a night to forget as they suffered a 4-1 reverse to Concord Rangers – leaving them 19th in the National League South standings.

    

Women’s football: Cumings keeps score down as Charlton stung by Bees – Dulwich Women stay top

Eartha Cumings was critical of Charlton Athletic’s display as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at London Bees. The hosts are still bottom of the FA Women’s Championship standings but their first victory – ending a six-game losing streak – has moved them within a point of the Addicks.

  

Chelmsford keeper denies Dulwich Hamlet a first National League victory of the season

Dulwich Hamlet drew 0-0 with Chelmsford City on Saturday – with visiting keeper Lee Worgan’s heroics denying the hosts a first National League victory of the season.

  

Non-league football round-up: Dulwich Hamlet one win away from FA Cup first round as Bromley boss delighted at midweek point

Dulwich Hamlet are just one match away from the first round of the FA Cup after a penalty shootout win at Christchurch on Tuesday. There was plenty of late drama at Hurn Bridge with Quade Taylor sent off in the 85th minute.

Boxing

  

Greenwich heavyweight Daniel Dubois: It wouldn’t bother me winning a world title at an empty stadium

Daniel Dubois says he would have no qualms about fighting for a world title in an empty stadium – as the Greenwich puncher aims to move a step closer to a shot with an explosive win over Joe Joyce.

  

Joe Joyce: Daniel Dubois bout is not make-or-break – and I’m confident of upsetting the bookies

Joe Joyce does not believe his November 28 showdown with Daniel Dubois is make-or-break – despite the fact he recently turned 35.

  

David Haye has warning for Daniel Dubois ahead of November 28 heavyweight collision with Joe Joyce

David Haye has warned Daniel Dubois he will need to be in tip-top shape to stand a chance of prevailing in his mouthwatering heavyweight clash with Joe Joyce.

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Herne Hill Harriers and Belgrave Harriers pair win special volunteer award for pioneering virtual racing format

Angus Butler of Herne Hill Harriers and Steve Gardner of Belgrave Harriers became the joint winners of the first Athletics & Running @Home Volunteer Award for London at last week’s England Athletics Regional virtual presentation evening.

  

Welling United concede late as they are forced to settle for 2-2 draw with Billericay in National League South

It was a bitter-sweet evening for Welling United as they were pegged back late by Billericay Town.